Free Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

      

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program through United Way of Kenosha County, Kenosha County Job Center and community partners, provides free, quality tax preparation from IRS-certified preparers to individuals and families earning up to $57,000 annually. 

Our VITA program helps taxpayers access qualifying tax credits such as Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax credit, the Wisconsin Homestead Credit and more. 

During the past 10 years, volunteers have helped hard-working Kenosha families walking a financial tightrope receive more than $18 million in qualifying tax credits and refunds!


2021 Tax Season Information

To serve our community and ensure the safety of our clients and volunteers, VITA is excited to announce it's partnership with GetYourRefund.org. Taxpayers connect with our trusted IRS-certified volunteers to complete their tax returns online. In addition to our contact-free GetYourRefund.org option, VITA will continue to offer in-person, drop-off assistance at select locations. 


Taxpayer: Choose The Option That Works Best For You

 

GetYourRefund.org

Our 2020-2021 GetYourRefund tax assistance has closed for the 2020-2021 tax season. 

 

In-Person Assistance

Kenosha County free income tax assistance sites have closed for the 2020-2021 tax season.  STAY TUNED FOR INFORMATION ON THE 2021-2022 TAX SEASON IN-PERSON SITES.

 

 


Additional Resources

            Click here to hear how the VITA program helped Pam.

            Click here to learn how VITA helped Cristabel.

            Click hear to hear the story of Kim.  

 


We Need Volunteers!

Receive free training to become an IRS-certified tax preparer.  Help your community by volunteering a few hours per month to prepare taxes for those unable to afford it.  Other volunteer opportunities are available in language interpreting, financial education, intake specialists, and client registration.  

No previous experience is necessary!  Complete the Volunteer Application and the Background Check Form today.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Rita Nicholson at RNicholson@kenoshaunitedway.org.

For more information, contact us at unitedway@kenoshaunitedway.org or call at 262-658-4104. 


Thanks to our sponsors!

 

 

 

Educator's Credit Union

 

MyFreeTaxes

 

Don't pay to file your taxes.  If your household earns less than $66,000 in 2017, you can file your federal and state tax returns for free using MyFreeTaxes.com.  This is the only free, national, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit.  United Way has made this available as part of our fight for the financial stability of every person in our community. 

 

MyFreeTaxes is completely free for individuals and families who've earned less than $66,000 in 2017 - whether you file in multiple states, work freelance, have a side gig, or earn investment income.  It is powered by H&R Block's premium software, so filing is easy, secure, and guaranteed to be 100% accurate.  The software scans for any tax credit your entitled to, making sure you get your maximum refund.  If you have questions along the way, IRS-Certified specialists are ready to answer your questions in real time. 

Since 2009, over 950,000 Americans have successfully filed using MyFreeTaxes.

 

      

       ►FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE!